Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for June

This month I have nine Christmas ornaments to show - they are all destined to be Christmas gifts this year.

First up, Christmas gifts for two brothers, members of my extended family.  Mostyn will be celebrating his second Christmas, and Sarben his third.
The teddy is a Dale Burdett design from DB32 "A Mini Christmas".
The Santa is a Barbara Mock design from Dimensions "Christmas Quickies".
I changed floss colours in both of the ornaments.

This ornament is for the newest member of my extended family, a little boy born to Aussie parents in New York.
The stocking design is heavily adapted from a chart in LA's "Christmas Caboodle" leaflet.
The tiny koala is adapted from a Di Noyce design in Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch Australia magazine.

 Another Dale Burdett teddy - this one is  for a little Kiwi, the granddaughter of an old friend.

This ornament is for my nephew and his partner.
The manger design is adapted from a design in Graphworks 
"Mini Motif Designs for Christmas Vol 1"

This one is for my niece and her husband.
The Christmas is Love design is from Sam Hawkins
 "50 Santas to Cross Stitch"

This one is for my niece's much-loved dog - if you have a good imagination you might see bones decorating this Christmas tree. There's no designer to credit for this one - it just grew as I stitched.

And finally, a pair of Santas for two little English boys, more grandchildren of my old friend.
The Santa design is by Barbara Mock,
from Dimensions "Christmas Quickies II" booklet.

So, that is it for this month.  I'll still be stitching Christmas ornaments in the coming month - I hope to get ten finished for the July GG report.


Justine said...

Such lovely ornaments Elie, you're a whizz at finishing!

Julie said...

A wonderful collection, lucky folks who will be getting these.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Absolutely wonderful all is so beautiful.

Elfie said...

Thank you. I really enjoy the finishing - it's my favourite part, seeing the ornament come together.

Elfie said...

Thank you. I sometimes think I like making the ornaments more than the recipients like getting them!

Elfie said...

Thank you. I really enjoy making them.

Stitching in the country said...

You have been busy and they look fantastic.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You have made some lovely ornies. Everyone's tree is going to look so great this Christmas.

cheryl said...

Wonderful ornaments! You have been busy. I love how you finished them with beaded hangers.

Mini said...

Oh I love these cute ornaments.

Brigitte said...

So nice, all these little ornaments for family and friends. They will all be thrilled.

Gabriella said...

Wonderful ornaments.Ciao dall' Italia.

Marcy said...

Very pretty ornies. I love the way you finish them.